Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A very special card challenge over at Heart Song Designs

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Macaroon

A very good morning to ya! It is absolutley glorious here - cooling temps, the birds singing their songs, sun peeking out from behind the whispy white clouds to say hello! just beautiful! :)

Yesterday started a new challenge at the Heart Song Designs blog, (my posts are always the next day since Mondays are pretty filled with other DT postings). The challenge is to incorporate animal images and/or paper/ribbon pleating on your projects. But the Design Team made cards to send out to Leah, the artist and magic behind Heart Song Designs. Leah and her family have been working for a while to adopt a wonderful little boy from Ethiopia. They just received the news last week that everything had gone through and they could go bring their new son home! So we decided to create some cards to send to congratulate them on this exciting new blessing God has added to their lives! :)

I chose this cutie little ellie holding a baby for my animal image. Paper piecing papers from the Togetherness collection by Cosmo Cricket added such a cute look to our elephant friend! the senti comes from Paulette at Create with TLC. I just had to add some fun sparkly blue polish to our elelphant's toenails since that is the color I am sporting on my toesies these days! ;) faux stitching and polka dots on the baby blanket were added with my white gel pen. more polka dots come in with the grosgrain ribbon. babies just seem to need polka dots, don't they?! giggles! finally, some layered Prima flowers, ruffled ribbon, and buttons finish the card.
Please play along in the challenge with us & stop by the blog to see all of the other cards Leah will be receiving! What a wonderful time in their lives! :)

Paper Shelter - real or faux stitching
Desert Island Crafters - paper piecing, ruffles, & stitching
KB Cute Monday - babies
Fussy & Fancy Followers Celebration - celebrate something (babies!)


Anonymous said...

This is just too cute, Jennifer! I really like how you paper-pieced Bella, and the sweet way you did your ribbons and buttons. Love the sentiment, too. Leah is sure to appreciate this! :-)

Tracey Manderson said...

Very Cute card, wonderful paper piecing. Good luck and thanks for joininig us at The Paper Shelter

Shannah said...

Oh Leah will just LOVE this!! I love your paper piecing and your whole card is absolutely adorable!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

SUPER cute! Thanks for playing along with our itinerary challenge at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge! :)